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Zen Garden Restaurant

Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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Ranked #45 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Have attended and organized a few events here and found a wonderful team making thins happening as we'd wished. Kudos!

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Nairobi
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The gardens when were maiden were fantastic!!! Bu t if to judge the restaurant by the quality of food, it is just average, nothing too much to write home about...

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The last time I was here, the service was acceptable even though not the best. I thought they would have improved but alas! Seems that the service can only get worse. A basic meal order took exactly one hour and three minutes, from order to fork-in-mouth. After the meal, the dessert (just a scoop of ice cream by the way)... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Love the location and the food choices from the coffee shop (one of the best pizza in town!) and the Thai... Too bad every time I go to this place the service is absolutely TERRIBLE! Last experience was a special occasion (a 60th birthday.... they asked us to BUY a cake if we wanted something special... which should not be... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Ordered a ton of food for 6 people. Cigar prawns, veg spring rolls, salt and pepper vegetables and papaya salad - appetizers Szechuan chicken, silky bean curd, fried rice, shanghai noodles, spicy potatoes and veg manchurian - main course What a dining experience. Service was excellent too. I don't understand the complaints from other reviewers. The decor is outstanding with... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We went to Zen garden for a b-day lunch celebration. The location is great and the food was reasonably tasty, so we had a good time, but it was a bit overpriced.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Second time eating at Zen Garden. I will echo the negative comments made here with regards to the service as it's truly awful. Second time in as many visits our reservation made on the phone hasn't registered with anyone. They're lucky of course as restaurant was the emptiest I had ever seen it. Uninterested waiters like in 99.9% of Nairobi... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Zen Garden has excellent food and is decorated well, however it is huge and that tends to be a problem. Sometimes it can take as long as half an hour to get a menu, and on one occasion there were confusions with a reservation made. Generally, individuals coming for coffee or drinks only, without the intention of eating, are not... More

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Been here a few times and am pleased every time with the good service and food. The setting is great and accommodates for all different sizes if groups. Only complaint was last time it took nearly 45 minutes for the waiter to bring the bill despite multiple requests for it to be brought.

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istanbul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Good food, good ambiance. But will never allow you to sit outside even though most tables would be vacant throughout. Mint coffee always out of stock

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